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    Posted May 3, 2014 by
    ljmagnuson
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    Pensacola, FL., Florida

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    Stormageddon Pensacola

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ljmagnuson captured video of flood waters in Pensacola, Florida, on May 1, after an intense storm system passed through the area. While shooting this footage, those around her described the immediate flooding from the storm as ‘Noah’s flood.’ She says the storm did cause the roads to break up because of the intense rainfall. Days after the storm passed, the flooding subsided and the water drained away, but there are a lot of washed out areas. ‘It rained something like 25 to 30 inches… which has got to be some kind of record rainfall for this area,’ she said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    I was on my way to my bank in Pensacola when I shot this. The bank was just a couple of miles away, but I'd been winding around on side roads because of flooded streets and wash out. There was water everywhere and sinkholes. I had taken a shortcut down Morningside Drive, which intersects with Piedmont Road and was stopped in my tracks by a road completely washed out. It was the road I needed to get to the bank too. Before trying to find an open road to the bank, I stopped and got out of the car for about twenty minutes, to find the story behind the washed out road. It had been the result of an unbelievable amount of rain in an equally unbelievably short period of time. But the video tells the story better than I can in writing, so take a look ...

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